Basilica di Santa Prassede, Rome

4.8
#28 of 528 in Historic Sites in Rome
Commissioned by Pope Hadrian in the eighth century, Basilica di Santa Prassede in the heart of Rome is a detailed example of early Christian religious architecture. Admire the basilica's Carolingian-era frescoes and carvings, representative of the ongoing artistic renaissance during its construction. Marvel at the large, marble columns lining the apse as you examine religious artifacts from centuries past, including the tombs of several important figures. Note the detail put into the church's massive, intricate mosaic in the main room. You'll see depictions of biblical events and the life of its namesake, St. Praxedes. For a small fee, you can try out the chapel's decorative lighting system. See Basilica di Santa Prassede and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome tour itinerary maker site .
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  • This is an amazing church with many 9th-century mosaics. The mosaics are well-maintained and there is an excellent guide to them.  more »
  • It is necessary to enter and located right next to Santa Maria Maggiore. I haven't seen too many people here, so you can quietly see m.in. Beautiful mosaics.
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  • The column of the flagelation of Jesus is kept in this church.
  • A very beautiful church building with inscriptions of the beginning of Christianity all over it. Expressions of arts at its peak.
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